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The Implementation of the Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification was released December 2016. This Implementation Plan represents a summary of current, planned, and prioritized Federal activities. The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) released the Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification (Strategic Research Plan) in 2014 as part of the Federal government’s fulfillment of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act of 2009 (FOARAM Act, P.L. 111-11, Subtitle D). The Strategic Research Plan, which was prepared by the Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification (IWG-OA) under the NSTC Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology, outlines what research and information dissemination efforts the Federal government should undertake to guide its response to ocean acidification (OA). Federal agency members of the IWG-OA work to align agency activities with the research activities outlined in the Strategic Research Plan and achieve complementarity among agencies, with the aim of meeting all of the goals of the Strategic Research Plan. To aid this process, the IWG-OA developed this informal Implementation Plan for the Strategic Research Plan.
Report Summarizes Federal Activities and Spending on Ocean Acidification in FY 14 and 15
The Fourth Report on Federally Funded Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Activities was released December 2016. The report summarizes Federally-funded ocean acidification research and monitoring activities, provides expenditures for these activities, and details how Federal agencies are implementing the 2014 Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification in a coordinated and complementary manner. Unlike previous biennial reports on ocean acidification research and monitoring activities, this document is organized by geographic region so stakeholders can more easily find activities in their region of interest.
3rd Report on Federal Funded Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Activities
Strategic Plan for Federal Research and Monitoring of Ocean Acidification
Ocean Research and Resources Advisory Panel Recommendations to the IWG-OA
NOAA Ocean and Great Lakes Acidification Research Plan